Chin Lai Tan

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Background:Yolk sac tumours (YSTs) and germinomas are the two major pure histological subtypes of germ cell tumours. To date, the role of DNA methylation in the aetiology of this class of tumour has only been analysed in adult testicular forms and with respect to only a few genes.Methods:A bank of paediatric tumours was analysed for global methylation of(More)
Mutations in the dysferlin (DYSF) gene are associated with limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B and Miyoshi myopathy. In this study, we report the identification and characterization of a novel dysferlin transcript that we named DYSF_v1 (GenBank accession: DQ267935). This transcript differs from the currently known dysferlin transcript (GenBank accession:(More)
In conducting dysferlin mutational screening using blood mRNA instead of genomic DNA, we identified the occurrence of alternative splicing involving novel dysferlin exons, i.e. exons 5a and 40a, in addition to previously reported alternative splicing of exon 17. Further study employing long range RT-PCR and subcloning revealed a total of fourteen dysferlin(More)
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